||Pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, dated 22 September 1943, as amended, and classified letter, Headquarters Twentieth Air Force, dated 16 December 1944, subject: “Delegation of Administrative Responsibilities,” the Air Medal is hereby awarded to CORPORAL CHARLES R. KISSEL, 35 542 615, Air Corps, Army of the United States, XX Bomber Command, for outstanding and meritorious achievement as Aerial Photographer while participating in operational and combat flights over enemy territory, where enemy fire was probable and expected, during the period from 18 August 1944 through 17 January 1945. Corporal KISSEL accomplished his missions with distinction above and beyond that normally expected. Each of the flights in which he participated was over extremely rugged terrain where unfavorable weather made flying hazardous. Corporal KISSEL exhibited untiring energy and meticulous care while flying. Undaunted by the many hazards faced regularly and continuously, he performed his duties in such a manner as to reflect great credit upon himself, the XX Bomber Command and the Army Air Forces.